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Police Blotter: 10 Jul 2013

Rock-slinging neighbour a real pain in the rear
A sneaky Pursat man left his neighbour with a sore bottom on Sunday after he took a leaf out of Dennis the Menace’s book and used a slingshot to shoot him in the derriere. The 41-year-old told police that he was annoyed with his neighbour’s family and the loud party music that they had been playing. After a bottle of wine didn’t sufficiently quell his annoyance, the inebriated man started throwing rocks at their home, before launching the offending stones with his slingshot until police attended the scene. Nokorwat

Motodop’s hustle breeds scuffle in Poipet town
Motodops can be notoriously territorial, even towards the businesses whose customers make up their clientele. A 46-year-old Poipet motodop proved that on Monday when a hotel staff member told him to leave his regular spot outside the hotel because he was bothering guests. The warning quickly became physical, with both men being arrested. The moto driver claimed that he was being targeted, as many other drivers also parked outside were left alone. Kampuchea Thmey

Trio thins herd without permission in K Speu
A group of bovine bandits allegedly stole and killed two cows from a Kampong Speu farmer on Sunday. The pastoralist, 43, said that two of his cows were stolen at night, with no sign of them until the next morning, when a villager found the heads and carcasses of the animals in a nearby forest. Police agree that the cows were stolen and sold for meat and are on the lookout for three suspects. Nokorwat

Altercation with in-law makes man an outlaw
Father-in-law can be tricky territory at the best of times. As such it’s probably not the best idea to manhandle your wife in front of him, if at all. A taxi driver, 33, did just that in the capital’s Sen Sok district on Sunday, drunkenly yelling at his wife inside to open the unlocked house gates for him. Her father responded by telling him to do it himself. The suspect began pushing his wife and ended up hitting his father-in-law in the head with a stick when he intervened, landing him in hospital. The lout was arrested the same day. Nokorwat

Trashy driver pays off garbage collector victim
ONE OF the unsung heroes of Phnom Penh’s streets, a garbage disposal worker, was badly injured after being hit by a car on Sunday. Police said the worker was wheeling his cart at a Chamkarmon district intersection when a speeding car hit him, before driving away. The man was hospitalised, and the driver, who was eventually located, was not arrested. Rather, he promised to come to the station to “resolve the problem”. Kampuchea Thmey

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